SUMMER READING for this course is somewhat up to you. You are to choose one of the following in the “Psychology of…” series: The Psychology of the Simpsons, The Psychology of Harry Potter, The Psychology of Twilight, The Psychology of Superheroes, or The Psychology of Survivor. These books can be purchased at any local bookstore or online; if you don’t mind a used copy, that is fine, too. Just choose your favorite to spend some time with because you will be referring back to it throughout the course (essays will be discussed in class when covering textbook topics). After reading EACH essay (chapter), you will need to write a brief summary of the content, noting any psychological principles that were identified or discussed. These summaries, no more than a page in length, will be due the first day of class. PLEASE do this over the summer, even if you are not scheduled for psych until January. Nobody wants to do homework over Winter Break, nor do you want to start the course with a pile of homework!